Shifting blog URL

Jaden

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Nov 10, 2015
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Hi guys

I'm planning to shift a blog from a subdomain to a top domain. So basically in google's eyes it's like 2 urls

There is some existing content on the subdomain. If I shift it over to the main domain, will google see it as duplicate content?

I tried 301 redirect for something before. But a year on, Google still crawls my old site.

What's the best way to do this? Thanks!
 

heckler

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Oct 28, 2014
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Google may still crawl the old domain because of links you have out 'in the wild'.

If the content was all moved to the TLD, I would just 301 the old sub-domain.

If the pages on the sub-domain have a lot of links to them, I may create individual 301's to the appropriate content. So that subdomain.domain.com/page-with-content.html 301 redirects to domain.com/page-with-content.html - this way if you do have some rankings for a sub-domain page (that are/were sending traffic), users aren't redirected to the root (which may cause them to bounce if it's not the content they're expecting).
 

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